It looks like HTC has gotten into some hot soup with their upcoming “Facebook phone”. The HTC ChaCha was recently sued by ChaCha Search Inc, a search engine, for infringement of the ChaCha trademark.The phone, announced at Mobile World Congress as one of HTC’s two Facebook phones, will be getting a slightly different name when it launches in Spain. According to HTC Spains’ twitter account, the phone will be known as the ChaChaCha.
It would be the fact that ChaCha happens to be a certain Spanish slang term, and thus the handset will be known as the HTC ChaChaCha when it brings its Facebook button to the European nation. Stay classy, HTC. Clearly somebody didn’t do enough market research before deciding to use the name ChaCha for the phone. HTC should just rename the phone so they won’t have to deal with another ChaCha-related issue again.